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RUSSELL — Township residents will not be voting on a park levy during the Nov. 5 election. Members of the Russell Citizens Park District last week decided to withdraw the 1-mill levy from the ballot, according to park board member Perry Howland.

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Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division ruled this month that Russell Township must issue all required permits and approvals necessary for Eco-Site LLC to build a telecommunication tower at 8123 Dines Road.

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The sale of Wiegand’s Lake Park in Russell is being celebrated by both the seller and the buyers. The intent by the new owners to continue to operate it as a park means it will live on as a place that has attracted families and organizations for outdoor gatherings for 87 years.

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RUSSELL — The start of demolition and construction at the Circle K store is expected to be underway in the fall, but the township zoning office still is awaiting the final application from the store. Some changes to the plan include relocating a fuel tank as well as a trash container.

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The Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners met in the rustic garage of the Russell Uplands Preserve Tuesday morning and approved a reduced levy renewal of 0.9 mills to hit the upcoming November ballot and discussed the district’s 2020 temporary budget draft.

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It will feel like the 1920s when everyone gathers for the Great Catsby and Barkeasy Gala to help the animals at Rescue Village in Russell Township. The June 22 event at White North Stables will feature costumes and cars from that era and even live music.

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Area residents will see two major road projects begin in June on Cedar and County Line roads and can expect road closures for several months. The projects span Hunting Valley and Gates Mills villages in addition to Russell Township.

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Geauga County Probate Court Judge Timothy J. Grendell last week appointed Michael Gavin to a seat on the Russell Township Park District board. Mr. Gavin will complete the term of former park board member Scott Wayt, who recently moved to Munson Township.

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Images of Memorial Day are generally filled with veterans conducting ceremonies to honor the women and men who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military.

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Chagrin Valley police departments are joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in promoting the use of seat belts in cars during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign from May 20 to June 2.

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Russell Township has historically celebrated Memorial Day the week ahead of the official day. The event will take place 3 p.m. May 19 at Briar Hill Cemetery on Fairmount Road. One of Russell’s own residents, Capt. Anthony Paskevich, will be the featured speaker this year. Capt. Paskevich, a …

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With glass no longer being recycled in Geauga County by the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District, Russell Township Trustees are looking into how that service can be provided to township residents.

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Round 1 Ministries in Russell has become a center for healing, physically and mentally. Children, teens and adults who need help go to the building at Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) to work out under the instruction of the Rev. Morris Eason.

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Horses Gem and Pi, rescued by Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village in Russell, are up for adoption. Right now they are enjoying themselves in the pasture of a foster barn with other horses as companions. Pi was found in 2017 in a weed-filled pasture. He spent the first 10 years of his life…

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RUSSELL — Trustees said Monday that they will be moving forward on planning for building a storage facility for the police, fire and road departments. Currently, they are using a former fire station building at Chillicothe Road (Route 306), near the intersection with Kinsman Road (Route 306).

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Russell Township Trustees approved payment Friday of $33,200 to Van Curen Tree Service of Newbury to cut brush, saplings and trees on the east side of County Line Road which is the township’s portion of the road.

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High winds with gusts of more than 60 mph pulled down trees, power lines and even an apartment building roof on Sunday throughout the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County. Crews this week continued to clear debris and large trees that blocked a number of roads, including Chillicothe (Route 306) …

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Regionalism is what the Chagrin/Southeast Hazmat Response Team is all about. Everyone benefits from a small investment that offers great capabilities, said Mark Vedder, director of the team and a Chagrin Falls firefighter. The hazmat team serves 33 communities in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.

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Geauga County Department on Aging continues to search for a permanent location for its senior center in Bainbridge after moving most of its activities out of the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center in the western edge of the township.

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During the Northeast Ohio winters, many residents take off for warmer climates, sometimes for months. And as spring break time approaches, families often take trips or vacations. One of their concerns is often about leaving their properties without someone keeping an eye on them.

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RUSSELL — Resident Peter Settlemire shared his concerns with township trustees during a Feb. 6 meeting about possible dangers posed by a deep ditch on Kinsman Road (Route 87).

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Geauga County residents will have a new recycling center later this year for unloading electronics, small appliances and hazardous wastes such as paint. Normally, people have to drive to the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District in Warren to dispose of the items or wait for their c…

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As preparations progress for the expected approval of Newbury Local School’s territory transfer to West Geauga Local Schools by the Geauga County Educational Service Center in the summer, Newbury Township residents are continuing to talk with each other and processing the decision.

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RUSSELL — Townships and other municipalities across Ohio have until February to adopt credit card practices called for in House Bill 312 that became law late last year. The new law stipulates the types of expenses for which a credit card account can be used, the maximum credit limit and the …

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Tears, cheers and sometimes jeers marked Newbury Board of Education’s meeting Monday as the board voted 3-2 to enter into a territory transfer with the West Geauga Local School District.

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RUSSELL — Township trustees said they plan to notify residents about the use of the recycling center, which is located behind the former fire station on Chillicothe Road (Route 306). Issues continue concerning leaving debris and non-recyclable items in the large recycling bins.